1999 - Volume #23, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Improvements Made To "E-Z View" Dust Eliminator For Deere Combines
First, we've made a big improvement to our "E-Z View" dust eliminator system for Deere combines (Vol. 21, No. 4). The chain-driven unit consists of a pair of 12-in. fans mounted above inspection holes to remove dust from the feederhouse, improving visibility and keeping windshields clean. We now build the unit's housing out of heavy-duty rotational molded plastic instead of the 16-ga. metal we used before. This way, it's much more durable and functional. It's also scratch and rust-resistant and it weighs 30 lbs. less.
Our standard unit sells for $1,695. We also make a "junior" model equipped with a single 12-in. fan that sells for $995.
Second, we've come up with a nifty tool to go along with our bead breaker (Vol. 22, No. 4) which features a pivoting wedge operated by a 2-ton bottle jack to break beads on everything from 8-in. garden tractor tires up to 20-in. truck tires.
The new tool is a three-piece portable, compact tire changer that's ideal for use in small shops.
It consists of a 36-in. long arm with foot attached to one side and a pipe and plate tire holder to the other.
To use, you back your pickup or car over the foot to anchor the tool. Then you remove the tire from the rim with our bead breaker. Next, place the wheel on the pipe and plate and secure it with one carriage bolt. Finally, you use our 3-ft. tire iron equipped with a hook on one end to replace the tire. Works just like big commercial shop changers.
The package - bead breaker, tire changer and tire iron - sells for $335. (Harold Kruckman, Kruckman-Shultz Products, 232 Laurel Ave., Hazel Run, Minn. 56247; ph toll-free 888 263-4649 or 320 383-2389)
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